Thinking of Easter Dinner

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Brussels sprouts are not something everyone loves but nevertheless, they seem to come up when the holidays do. This recipe for Brussels sprouts is so simple, and even those not fond of them (my girls for example) will enjoy it. When I created this recipe, I had some grapes that had been abandoned at the bottom of the bowl; I thought “Why not throw them in with the Brussels sprouts?” which turned out to be a great idea. The grapes add a nice sweetness. I like the leftovers tossed into a salad the next day. I think that’s why they get crispy and are so tasty.

1 lb Brussels sprouts, rinsed and trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups small red grapes, rinsed 1 tsp coarse salt

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half. (Don’t worry if some outer leaves fall off; you can include them anyway.) Toss them and the grapes with the oil and sprinkle with salt. Place everything on a cookie sheet and roast for about 30 minutes until the Brussels sprouts are fork-tender. Serve as is or zest a bit of lemon on top.